Riverwood Poetry Series
The Series takes place in-person on the second Wednesday of the month. An open mic will precede the featured reader—one poem, one page please.
Join us for this in-person reading! An open mic will precede the features reader – one poem, one page.
The authors’ books will be available to buy for book signing and conversation. Food and drinks will be available to purchase.
Free of charge. Ample parking available.
Antoinette Brim-Bell (Antoinette Brim), Connecticut’s 8th State Poet Laureate, is the author of three full-length poetry collections: These Women You Gave Me, Icarus in Love, and Psalm of the Sunflower. She is a Cave Canem Foundation Fellow and an alumna of Voices of Our Nation Foundation (VONA). Her poetry has appeared in various journals, magazines, textbooks, and anthologies.
A printmaker and collage artist, Brim-Bell exhibited both poetry and monoprints in Jazz: an exhibition of Poetry, Print, and Photography at the Summer McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery in New Haven, CT, and Sheroes, in partnership with the Alliance of Women Veterans at the Grove in New Haven, CT. She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Indolent Arts Foundation based in New York City, is a past Board Member of OneWorld Progressive Institute, and a past President of the Board of Directors of the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT.
A sought-after speaker, editor, educator, and consultant, Brim-Bell is a Professor of English at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization committed to the promotion and appreciation of poetry in Connecticut. RPS, Inc. is invested in providing entertaining and thought-provoking programming, while responding to the needs of our neighbors through community outreach and collaboration. From their Facebook page: “The Riverwood Poetry Series has innovated many programs since our inception, all of them free to the public. We provide entertaining and thought-provoking poetry in a relaxed atmosphere.”